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Longing for God

Pastor Bobby Schuller continues the series of messages on Living the Psalms- Encouraging the Suffering Soul. Today’s message is “Longing for God.”

Dr. Dave Martin is known by many around the world as America’s #1 Christian Success Coach. His passion is to teach others how to walk in the fullness of God’s plan by pursuing, possessing and teaching the scriptural keys to biblical success. Dr. Martin is the author of several best-selling books, including Another Shot, which will be available in September. The book can be pre-ordered at DaveMartin.org.

Ken Medema is an Hour of Power favorite. Born nearly blind, Ken began playing the piano at age five and today performs all over the world. Ken’s performances regularly include songs that have been improvised both musically and lyrically and are based on a sermon or story he has just heard. Today, Ken performs “Jesus Lover of My Soul” (comp: Ken Medema). He is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Violinist Luanne Homzy is a member of the Hour of Power Orchestra, as well as the instrumental group Trio Dinicu. Today, she performs “The Four Seasons; Summer; Movement III” (comp: A. Vivaldi). Luanne is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Directed by Don Neuen, the Hour of Power Choir performs “My Redeemer Lives” (comp: Samuel Medley; John Hatton; arr: Jan Sanborn). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ.

The Sublimity of Gratitude and God’s Love

Pastor Bobby Schuller continues the series of messages on Living the Psalms- Encouraging the Suffering Soul. Today’s message is “The Sublimity of Gratitude and God’s Love.”

Pastor Russ Jacobson interviews Dr. Jim Kok, Certified Supervisor of Clinical Pastoral Education and a pastor with Crystal Cathedral and Shepherd’s Grove since 1984. Jim, along with Craig and Debbie Bourne, are the founders of Care and Kindness Ministries. Jim has devoted his career to the care of hurting people and training others to practice acts of kindness. His new book, Transform Belief into Behavior is available at careandkindness.org and wherever books are sold.

Directed by Don Neuen, the Hour of Power Choir performs three anthems by composer Joseph Haydn: “The Heaven’s Are Telling,” “The Marv’lous Work” with soloist Sarah Grandpre, and “Sing the Lord, ye Voices All.” The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ and Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

The Path of Wisdom

Pastor Bobby Schuller begins a new series of messages on Living the Psalms- Encouraging the Suffering Soul. Today’s message is “The Path of Wisdom.”

Dorothy Benham is a lyric-coloratura soprano. She has appeared on Broadway and been a guest artist with Symphony Orchestras throughout the country. In 1977, Dorothy was crowned Miss America and today she continues to be a part of the Miss America organization. Today, Dorothy performs “The Holy City” (Michael Maybrick). Dorothy is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Sarah Grandpre and Dana Baker are members of the Hour of Power Choir. Today, Sarah and Dana sing “More Than Wonderful” (K. Wolfe; arranged & orchestrated by M. Riley) and “The Lord’s Prayer” (Albert Hay Malotte; arranged & orchestrated by M. Riley). They are accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Hour of Power favorite Daniel Rodriguez is known as America’s tenor. He has won numerous awards, including The Disney Group Humanitarian, USO Lifetime Achievement, and is a Goodwill Ambassador for the “Heart for Children” foundation. Today, Daniel performs “God and God Alone” (Phillip McHugh; adapted & orchestrated by M. Riley). Daniel is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Directed by Don Neuen, the Hour of Power Choir performs “It is Well with My Soul” (comp: Philip P. Bliss; arr: John Ness Beck). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ.

Bobby Schuller & Rabbi Jason Sobel on Hour of Power

Talk Like Jesus

Pastor Bobby continues the series of messages on building a “Live Like Jesus” culture. Today’s message is “Talk Like Jesus.”

Tenore is an award winning music group consisting of three tenors: Jason Catron, Mark David Williams and Gabriel Burrafato. The three travel the world performing traditional and classic Christian music. Tenore’s music awards include the 2014 GMA Award for Seasonal Album of the Year and three 2011 Covenant Award’s. Today, Tenore sings, “It is Well” (comp: Philip Bliss; arr: Marc Riley) and “Crown Him with Many Crowns” (comp: Matthew Bridges; George J. Elvey; arr: Phillip Keveren). They are accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Rabbi Jason Sobel is the founder and CEO of Fusion Global, a ministry dedicated to the spiritual growth of both Jewish and Gentile believers. He is also the spiritual leader of both Ruach L.A., a Messianic Jewish community, and Ascend Malibu, a fellowship of Christian and Jewish believers. Rabbi Jason seeks to unite both Christians and Jews by re-focusing them on their common, biblical foundations. Rabbi Jason’s first book will be published this year.

Bobby & Hannah Schuller - Trust Like Jesus - Hour of Power

Trust Like Jesus

Pastor Bobby continues the series of messages on building a “Live Like Jesus” culture. Today’s message is “Trust Like Jesus.”

Yvette Lane is a member of the Hour of Power Choir. She studied vocal performance at Chapman University and lives here in Orange County, California. Today, Yvette sings, “Ave Maria” (comp: J.S. Bach; C. Gounod) and “Laudate dominum” (comp: W.A. Mozart). Yvette is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

The Hour of Power Orchestra is directed by Dr. Marc Riley. They perform, “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (comp: W.A. Mozart).

Directed by Rebecca Lord, the Hour of Power Choir performs “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee” (comp: W. Gladen, H. Percy Smith; arr: A.J. Maglione). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ and the Hour of Power Orchestra with Dr. Marc Riley.

Naomi Striemer & Bobby Schuller - Hour of Power - Shepherd's Grove - HOP2363

Crossing the Jordan

Pastor Bobby encourages you to be a person that trusts God, a person that has faith, and a person that takes risks with his message “Crossing the Jordan.”

Karen Covell is a wife, mother, author, Hollywood producer, and the founder of the non-profit organization, Hollywood Prayer Network. Karen has extensive experience producing TV specials, documentaries and children’s programming. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the Biola University Media Task Force.

Singer and songwriter Naomi Striemer was raised in a Christian home in Nova Scotia, Canada. She tours the world singing and speaking, hosts a syndicated radio program, is a frequent writer for various publications and supports humanitarian agency Compassion Child Sponsors. Naomi performs “Your Love is Timeless” (comp: A. Fromm; J. L. Riddle; K. E. Smith; N. Striemer). Naomi is accompanied by Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Directed by Rebecca Lord, the Hour of Power Choir performs “Holy! Holy! Holy!” (comp: R. Heber; J. B. Dykes; arr: J. Raney; orch: M. Riley). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ, and Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Bobby Schuller & LynnMarie Rink - Hour of Power - Shepherd's Grove - HOP2362

Follow the Rabbi: Becoming a Rabbi

Pastor Bobby Schuller concludes the series of messages entitled “Follow the Rabbi” with his message, “Becoming a Rabbi.”

LynnMarie Rink is a Grammy nominated artist, a storyteller and a motivational entertainer. An accomplished accordion player, LynnMarie has earned five Grammy nominations – the first female to hold that honor. She has released 13 recordings and has worked with legendary artists including Vince Gill and Willie Nelson. She has written a one woman show based on her journey with her son James, born with Down syndrome, and her memoire will be released in 2016.

Ronnie and Gina Milne are music ministers for New Life Worship and WorshipMob in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Today they perform “Be Still My Soul” (comp: J. Sibelius; K. Jobe) and “Our Father Has Won” (comp: R. Milne; G. Milne; N. Perez; G. Chynoweth; T. Cuchiara; J. Guerra). Ronnie and Gina are accompanied by Gina’s sisters, Erica Austin and Lisa Frisque, Ernest Alvarez from the Hour of Power Choir, and Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Directed by Don Neuen, the Hour of Power Choir performs “My Redeemer Lives” (comp: Samuel Medley; John Hatton; arr: Jan Sanborn). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the organ.

Hour of Power Honors Robert H. Schuller - HOP2361

A Tribute to Dr. Robert H. Schuller

This week, the Hour of Power honors our founder, Dr. Robert H. Schuller with a look back at some of the special guests, music and interview, that have been a part of the Hour of Power. Interview guests include Rev. Jesse Jackson, Mother Teresa, Billy Graham, Larry King, Naomi Judd, Dr. Phil McGraw and Coretta Scott King. Special clips include three of Dr. Schuller’s messages: “God Knows More About Our Tomorrow’s Than we Know About our Yesterday’s,” “Confident Living = Creative Living,” and “10 Commandments of a Positive Thinker.”

Videotaped in 1990, a young Bobby Schuller sings, “I Never Touched a Rainbow” (comp: Ruth Artman) from Hour of Power episode #1078.

Nita Whitaker & David Foster, along with the Hour of Power Orchestra from Hour of Power episode #2051 perform “Heaven Holds the Ones I Love” (comp: Linda Thompson; David Foster).

Soloist Wintley Phipps, along with the Hour of Power Orchestra from Hour of Power episode #2000 performs “How Great Thou Art” (comp: Stuart K. Hine).

From Hour of Power episode #2045, the Gatlin Brothers perform “Amazing Grace” (comp: John Newton).

Directed by Don Neuen, the Hour of Power Choir along with the Crystal Cathedral Children’s Chorus, directed by Carol Aspling, performs “Gloria” (comp: Mark McKenzie) from the 2,000th episode of the Hour of Power. The choirs are accompanied by Sean Groombridge on the organ, Tom Leonard on the piano, and Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Achieving the Impossible Dream: A Musical Tribute to Robert Schuller

Achieving the Impossible Dream: A Musical Tribute to Robert Schuller

Achieving the Impossible Dream:  A Musical Tribute to Robert Schuller

Blog by Pastor Russ Jacobson

Welcome to the ministry’s very first blog post!  We have been looking forward to this day for a very long time.  We have been searching for just the right method to keep you – our parishioners, viewers, supporters and friends updated with accurate, official content straight from the ministry.  It has taken longer than we anticipated, but we wanted to make sure we did it right.  We have now settled on the best approach and communication channel.  As a result, you can expect to see fresh content here every week as we strive to keep our friends around the world informed about what is new with Shepherd’s Grove and The Hour of Power.

As our very first blog post, it is my pleasure to announce that the ministry will be planning and hosting a gala event to honor our founder:  Rev. Dr. Robert H. Schuller.  The event is entitled “Achieving the Impossible Dream:  A Musical Tribute to Robert Schuller.”  This is not a memorial service, but rather a concert dedicated to a man of God who treasured music as a direct pathway to the human heart.   Please mark your calendars for 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Shepherd’s Grove.

You may already recognize the date – it is Father’s Day, and we selected that day on purpose.  Dr. Schuller was an earthly father to Robert A. and his sisters.  He was also a beloved grandfather to Bobby and his cousins.  To the rest of us, Dr. Schuller was akin to a spiritual father – an affirming, positive presence in our lives who exhorted us to overcome any obstacle and make every day a great day.  I never had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Schuller in person, but his teaching brought me to faith in Jesus Christ and transformed my life in extraordinary ways.  I can truly proclaim that my wife, children and I are Christians because of Dr. Schuller.

The details are still coming together, but we can already confirm that the world renowned Hour of Power choir and orchestra will both be present in full force under the direction of Don Neuen and Marc Riley respectively.  We will also be blessed with stirring performances by Dorothy Benham, Ken Medema, Daniel Rodriguez, Tom Tipton, and other special guests.  We also expect to have remembrances and anecdotes from personal friends of Dr. Schuller.   You will not want to miss this opportunity to honor Dr. Schuller through music and the spoken word!  The event will be taped for those who are unable to attend in person.  Please stay tuned for details.

Thank you for taking the time to read this inaugural blog post.  Please remember to connect with us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.  Remember, God loves you and so do we!


Pastor Russ Jacobson

–Russ Jacobson is the Chief Operating Officer for Crystal Cathedral Ministries, and also serves as the worship pastor for the traditional service.  Russ is a graduate of UCLA, and Fuller Theological Seminary.  He has been married to Deanna for 20 years, and they have three children:  Teyo (13), Lani (11) and Lea (9.5).